Physical Education 

The Churchill physical education curriculum has been designed to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of our diverse population.  All Churchill students have specific learning disabilities, and a single class can vary between three age ranges.  Physical education classes may have anywhere from 24 to 36 students in one class period.  Instruction is given as mandated by the New York State Education Department requirement of one teacher per six children.  Classes are taught in a variety of ways to accommodate all learning styles.  Small group instruction allows for modifications within activities and ensures that all students are appropriately challenged and enjoy success.  Elementary students attend Physical Education three times a week.  The primary focus at this level is to expose our students to many activities and movements and to enjoy the benefits of being lifelong movers.

Lower elementary students (Clusters A and B) engage in activities that include movement exploration, cooperative games, fitness activities, low organized games, multicultural activities and sport lead up activities.  Many of the skills taught at this level provide the foundation for more advanced skills in future years.

The Upper Elementary (Clusters C and D) physical education curriculum focuses on specialized skills, fitness and sports units.  Skills are taught sequentially and one skill builds on another.  Each unit is progressive and small-sided games are utilized for maximum participation and success.

 

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© 2009 The Churchill School and Center    301 East 29th Street New York, NY 10016    Tel 212 722 0610    Fax 212 722 1387